Former Audio Visual Services photographer William R. Mays died July 13 in La Palma. He was 85.
Mays served a distinguished career as a photographer in the United States Navy. His naval duties included serving as a photography instructor, photographer for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and later as a flight photographer. He also studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.
After retiring from the Navy in 1971, he joined CSULB’s Audio Visual Services and retired from the university in the early 1990s.
His survivors include his wife Verna; son William R. Mays Jr., a CSULB electrical engineering alumnus; and daughter Rachel (Mays) Rochford.
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